93 Change a Presentation s Background

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93 Change a Presentation's Background

The background of your slide provides the overall tone of your presentation. If your presentation's background appears in cool blue tones, your presentation will feel far more relaxed than if you use bright orange and red tones in the background of your slides.

Before You Begin

91 About Impress Styles

92 Use a Style


See Also

99 Add a Slide Transition


You can change the background of a single slide or of your entire presentation. Often, presenters prefer to use the same background on all their slides. Doing so keeps their presentations consistent and maintains a similar mood throughout. All slides in a presentation use the same background specified by the master slide's background. If you want to change a single slide's background, you'll have to hide the master slide's background elements.

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Click the Master view button to change your entire presentation's background. Click the Slide view button to change only a single background.


  1. Request the Background Change

    Click the Slide view button in the lower-left corner of your screen to change only the current slide's background. Then, select Format, Page to display the Page Setup dialog box.

    Click the Background tab to display the Background page.

  2. Change the Background

    The Background page determines the background you want to apply to the current slide or to your entire presentation. You must select how you want to fill the background in the Fill section.

    You can elect to show no background (a white background) by clicking the None option. The Color option enables you to select from a list of colors that appears. The Gradient option enables you to select from a list of gradients that you want to apply to the background. The Hatching option enables you to select from a list of various crosshatching patterns. The Bitmap option enables you to select from a list of background graphics, such as a brick wall or a sky pattern with clouds.

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    Gradient ” A transition from one color or pattern to another on the same slide.

    Click to select the type of fill you want and then, if the fill type produces a list of fills below, select the specific fill. Click OK to apply the fill and close the Page Setup dialog box.

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    The Page Settings dialog box can apply the background to all pages in your presentation, except for the first slide. If you had first clicked the Master view button before changing the background, all slides, including the first one, would change. No matter what you do, the original background, determined by the master slide, shows also.

  3. Apply the Background to One or Multiple Pages

    Impress asks whether you want to apply the background to a single page (the page you were on when you changed the background) or all pages.

  4. Change the Master Slide

    If you want to remove the master slide's background from view ( assuming the master slide has a specified background you can see), you must click the Master view button to display the master slide.

  5. Modify the Master Slide

    Once the master slide appears, showing the background, title, and outline levels currently defined, click to select all the background images you want to remove and press Del to remove them from your presentation. When you once again click the Slide view button, the background images will be gone.

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